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Abused or neglected young people are vulnerable to the recruitment and control tactics of human traffickers.

Bipartisan House and Senate versions of the Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act (H.R. 1732 and S.1823), would help improve state child welfare systems in order to better protect children.

H.R. 1732 and S.1823 use existing resources to better serve vulnerable youth. Passing this legislation would be an important step toward creating the safety net we need to end child trafficking in the United States.

Please urge your Members of Congress to cosponsor this legislation now!

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Dear [Decision Maker],

As your constituent, I am writing to urge you to cosponsor the relevant bipartisan version of the "Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2013" (H.R. 1732 and S.1823). House and Senate versions of these bills were introduced by Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) and Representative Tom Marino (R-PA) and U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Kay Hagan (D-NC) respectively.

Recent reports have shown that the majority of identified child trafficking victims have had contact, often multiple times, with state child welfare systems. Clearly, many state and local agencies need to improve their ability to protect children from trafficking and exploitation. H.R. 1732 and S.1823 would require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop and publish guidelines to assist child welfare agencies in serving survivors of trafficking, and youth at risk of becoming victims of human trafficking. It also helps improve data collection systems to better understand the scourge of human trafficking in our country.

H.R. 1732 and S.1823 are important steps to end child trafficking in the United States. I urge you to cosponsor this important legislation now.

Thank you for your consideration,

Petition Signatures


Feb 11, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 11, 2016 Marie St Martin
Feb 11, 2016 Jacqueline Ann Watkins
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Feb 10, 2016 Giulia Palmioli
Feb 10, 2016 Adarsh K Warman
Feb 10, 2016 Mahesha De Silva
Feb 10, 2016 Celia Islas
Feb 10, 2016 John MacPhail
Feb 10, 2016 Priscila Freire
Feb 10, 2016 Belinda Davis
Feb 10, 2016 Anton Szanya
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Feb 10, 2016 Florea Liliana
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Feb 9, 2016 Guido Kraus
Feb 9, 2016 claudia proença
Feb 8, 2016 Sari McConnell
Feb 8, 2016 Mary Morrison
Feb 8, 2016 Barbara Burghart
Feb 8, 2016 Chere Conner
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Feb 4, 2016 Natalie selby
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Feb 2, 2016 Kimberly Ohanesian
Feb 1, 2016 Laurie Fisher
Feb 1, 2016 Svetlana Volik
Feb 1, 2016 Sandy Bieker
Jan 30, 2016 giuliana donadio
Jan 29, 2016 Franca Faustini
Jan 29, 2016 laurie parks
Jan 28, 2016 Jan Marek
Jan 26, 2016 Susan Beam-Gilleland
Jan 26, 2016 Shamsiah Ahmad
Jan 25, 2016 michele ashley
Jan 23, 2016 Oma Walton
Jan 22, 2016 Elizabeth Dusza
Jan 22, 2016 Joan Cuplin This bill Must be signed Immediately to protect Innocent Children!!!!!!!! What's in place now is Not Working!!!!!!!!
Jan 21, 2016 Diane Patry
Jan 21, 2016 Lea Valerio
Jan 21, 2016 Maryeileen Flanagan
Jan 20, 2016 Ingrid Leon
Jan 19, 2016 Suzanne Thomas-Hall
Jan 19, 2016 Patricia Jones
Jan 18, 2016 Dolores Cohenour
Jan 18, 2016 Amalie Duvall
Jan 18, 2016 Cynthia Wilder Now is the time to end this type of slavery!

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